Per Act 50, Wisconsin's Electronics Recycling Law signed by Governor Doyle in October 2009, consumers are no longer able to dispose of many household electronic devices in landfills or incinerators. This includes computers and computer accessories, TV's, cell phones, VCR and DVD players, and other video display devices. Most electronics contain some level of potentially harmful substances including lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, heavy metals, and chemical flame retardants. If landfilled or incinerated, these chemicals can enter groundwater, surface water, or the air where they pose a risk to human and environmental health.
To recycle electronics, the following local companies are registered collectors where discarded electronics may be taken to be recycled:
Refrigerant Depot LLC: 5311 S. 9th St., Franklin, 414-627-1152, See flyer/full details. Refrigerant Depot FREE TV & Monitor Recycling Event April 22, 2023 from 8 am to 2 pm.
Goodwill (no tube tv's): 6941 S. 27th St., Franklin, 414-304-1262
Best Buy: 4610 S. 76th St., Greenfield, 414-281-3434
Johns Disposal Services: 1-888-473-4701
Legacy Recycling: 9825 Durand Ave., Building 7A, Sturtevant, WI, 262-930-4228
Complete list of Registered Collectors
NOTE: Please be sure to call or visit the website of the registered E-cycle collector company before taking in any electronics for recycling, as some businesses have restrictions or fees on items they accept. If a special pickup is needed, please call Johns Disposal Services, a registered collector for E-cycling in Wisconsin, at 1-888-473-4701 for pricing and to schedule a pick-up. For further information, please call the Public Works Department at 414-425-2592.
For Questions Contact:
Registered E-Cycle Collectors